Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Become a virtual explorer! These presentations will take you on journeys through park history, geology and wildlife tracking. Click on the links below to explore your park.
This collaborative effort between Utah State University and Grand Teton National Park was funded by Rocky Mountain - CESU (Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit). Undergraduate students created the storylines, acquired the images and developed these slide shows with guidance from their advisor and interpretive staff at Grand Teton National Park.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the granite and gneiss composing the core of the Teton Range are some of the oldest rocks in North America, but the mountains are among the youngest in the world?